Plated Earth

Episode 11 – Food Fable Monticello

Episode 11 - Food Fable: Monticello

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells of Thomas Jefferson’s passion for the gardens of Monticello through his own written word. This letter, addressed to Monticello itself, recounts Jefferson’s memories of the garden’s history, evolution, and future aspirations, and confesses some of Jefferson’s favorite produce items amongst the vast varieties.

Episode 10 – Food Buzz: History of Monticello

Episode 10 - Food Buzz: History of Monticello

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration. This week’s Food Buzz is in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday!

Episode 9 – Food Fable: Asparagus

Episode 9: Food Fable: Asparagus

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells the story of a chef who meets an intriguing, story-telling stewardess named Misty on his long flight from London to Los Angeles. Misty divulges the history of her former babysitter and first woman stewardess in history – Ellen Church – and how she’s been able to maintain a connection with Ellen through their hometown favorite vegetable: asparagus.

Episode 8 – Food Buzz History Of Asparagus

Food Buzz: History of Asparagus

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration. 

Episode 7 – Food Fable: Avocado

Episode 7 - Food Fable: Avocado

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable follows an aspiring young journalist in Los Angeles on her quest to uncover the roots of the popular café trend, avocado toast. Her investigation takes her deeper into the history, cultural relevance, and politics of the avocado than she could have imagined, challenging her own relationship with the delicious, fashionable fruit.

Episode 6 – Food Buzz: History Of Avocado

Episode 6 - Food Buzz: History Of Avocado

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

Sources:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5563805

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/01/22/the-sudden-rise-of-the-avocado-americas-new-favorite-fruit/?utm_term=.8c554d515acf

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/02/a-brief-history-of-avocado-controversy/514748/

http://time.com/3944055/president-obama-guacamole/

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/my-fruitful-search-for-the-origins-of-avocado-toast

 


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